Description of problem:
Some installation sub-tasks require several seconds (sometimes more than 10 seconds) to finish and during that time the user interface looks like frozen. Doing time consuming tasks is usually accompanied with changes in the mouse cursor look. Applications usually change the mouse cursor to hourglass symbol to tell the users they should not touch any UI elements until the task is finished. In our case we keep the pointing hand symbol, but none of the UI elements is active. I haven't tracked all the steps where the change is welcome, but at least the automatic disc layout generation in the manual partitioning should switch the cursor to hourglass.
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With 35 partitions on a single PATA disk on a 2.0GHz 32 bit CPU, it takes the current F25 incarnation several minutes (possibly more than 10) following clicking away the pre-release software warning before the installation summary screen initially appears. There's nothing but a mouse cursor on black background during the long wait. While waiting, on vtty2, top shows e2fsck busy.
Created attachment 1224061 [details]
.tgz of /tmp/*log on Sempron 2400+ host m7ncd
Comment 3 should have said 47 partitions, among them several FAT and several HPFS, but none NTFS, and the vast majority EXTx.
Out of curiosity, I timed one: 22.75 minutes from the I accept my fate click until seeing the installation summary screen.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1375894 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1170803 ***